Robert Brooke (MP for Dunwich)

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Sir Robert Brooke (c 1572 - 10 July 1646) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1624 and 1629.

Brooke was probably the son of Robert Brooke, alderman of London. He was admitted at Emmanuel College, Cambridge on 13 March 1588. He was admitted at Gray's Inn on 9 February 1593. In 1614 he was Sheriff of Suffolk.[1] He was knighted in 1615 as of Blythburgh, Suffolk. In 1624, he was elected Member of Parliament for Dunwich in the Happy Parliament and was re-elected in 1625 for the Useless Parliament. He was elected MP for Dunwich again in 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule withou parliament for eleven years.[2] . Brooke died at the age of 74 and was buried at Yoxford.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Clement Coke
Thomas Bedingfield
Member of Parliament for Dunwich
1624-1625
With: Sir John Rous 1624
Sir Robert Rous 1625
Succeeded by
Sir John Rous
Thomas Bedingfield
Preceded by
Sir John Rous
Thomas Bedingfield
Member of Parliament for Dunwich
1628-1629
With: Francis Winterton
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640